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Hispanic males most likely to have a fatal interaction with police in segregated neighborhoods

February 12, 2019

Crowd-sourcing data set creates a more accurate view of fatal interactions with police in lieu of federally collected…
Drones shown to make traffic crash site assessments safer, faster and more accurate

January 17, 2019

Idling in a long highway line of slowed or stopped traffic on a busy highway can be more…
Why dead bodies used to be outlined with chalk by police? Do they still do that?

January 11, 2019

In some older movies or vintage photographs you might have seen chalk outlines marking the place of the…
Researchers to use artificial intelligence, “big data” to locate and predict crime at sea

December 21, 2018

Researchers using artificial intelligence and “big data” plan to develop new algorithms that they say will enable them…
Database of Software “Fingerprints” Expands to Include Computer Games

September 11, 2018

Digital forensics experts use NIST’s National Software Reference Library to speed their investigations. One of the largest software…
Can you really commit crimes in the international waters and get away with it?

September 9, 2018

The world is divided into separate states. That is how we constructed our civilization and that is how…
Research ties death penalty support to resource scarcity

September 6, 2018

Ashley Votruba, assistant professor of psychology, and her colleague, Keelah Williams of Hamilton College, demonstrated in a new…
Data-Sharing Website May Speed the Response to New Illegal Drugs

July 5, 2018

The ‘NPS Data Hub’ will help forensic chemists identify new types of fentanyl and other narcotics more quickly.…
Prop. 47 Lessened Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests

June 26, 2018

In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reclassified drug possession offenses from felonies or “wobblers” – which…
Drone Forensics Gets a Boost With New Data on NIST Website

June 6, 2018

Aerial drones might someday deliver online purchases to your home. But in some prisons, drone delivery is already…
Free Software Can Help Spot New Forms of Fentanyl and Other Illegal Drugs

March 7, 2018

Fentanyl, the synthetic drug that is driving a nationwide overdose epidemic, is not only a killer. It’s also…
How Good a Match is It? Putting Statistics into Forensic Firearm Identification

February 8, 2018

On February 14, 1929, gunmen working for Al Capone disguised themselves as police officers, entered the warehouse of…
A Framework for Harmonizing Forensic Science Practices and Digital/Multimedia Evidence

January 13, 2018

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC), which works to strengthen forensic science through the…
Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions

September 29, 2017

New research led by a University of Georgia sociologist on the growth in the scope and scale of…
Mobile Security Robots Detect Size and Shape of Weapons at a Distance

September 24, 2017

Knightscope, a Silicon Valley-based technology company (founded in 2013 after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in…
How the Evolution of Big Data is Influencing Law Enforcement

July 28, 2017

The advent of big data and its influence in various industries has been felt and appreciated across the…
The new Huracán Polizia is not a toy – it is going to save lives

April 6, 2017

Lamborghini never really cared about practicality. That is what makes this automotive manufacturer so great. It is free…
The Long Arm of the Data

December 29, 2015

Today, a far-reaching information sharing environment (ISE) is gaining momentum and allowing U.S. justice agencies — law, law…
Project focuses on fines and fees that create ‘prisoners of debt’

December 7, 2015

Criminals are meant to pay their debts to society through sentencing, but a different type of court-imposed debt…
New law empowers U.S. to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud

November 10, 2015

President Obama has signed the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act, marking another critical step in…
Penalties don’t work with insider trading

October 20, 2015

As Congress kept increasing the civil and criminal penalties for illegal insider trading, nothing happened. New research by…
Watch Where You Point That ‘Scope: Police Mistake Telescope for a Gun

September 1, 2015

One more thing amateur astronomers might need to worry about besides clouds, bugs, and trying to fix equipment…
Stuck on you: Research shows fingerprint accuracy stays the same over time

July 8, 2015

Fingerprints have been used by law enforcement and forensics experts to successfully identify people for more than 100…
What police strategy is the most effective in the hot spots?

April 20, 2015

Team of American criminologists collaborated with the Philadelphia Police Department in order to find out what policing strategies…
Are judges who have daughters ‘more feminist’?

October 14, 2014

Few years ago U.S. President Barack Obama provoked intense public discussions, when he said that judges should be…
Dark side of the Internet: Drug market on the web

June 26, 2014

Silk Road is an online marketplace, where narcotics can be purchased using bitcoins. Although its market share is…
Ban of assault weapons will not diminish number of mass-shooting victims, scientists claim

June 25, 2014

America was shocked when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people in Sandy-Hook elementary school two years ago. Unsurprisingly,…
How terrorist groups end?

June 14, 2014

How do terrorist groups end their existence? Khusrav Gaibulloev at the American University of Sharjah (UAE) and Todd…
Use of 3D Scanners Leads to Improved Forensics Work and Industry Growth

September 4, 2013

Three-dimensional (3D) scanners used at crime scenes for forensic investigations are not just the stuff of prime time…
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